League of Nations

Historical content: 
World War I and the 1920s
Historical skills: 
Background knowledge, Contextualization, Corroboration
Common Core: 
#1 (Gr. 6-12)



Use the background information, your knowledge of history, and the document to answer the questions that follow.

Background information: This is the title page of the League of Nations’ rules for resolving disputes among nations in the Pacific.


Title: Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes
Author: The League of Nations
Date: 1924

Question 1: How is this document connected to World War I?

Question 2: How is this document connected to the United Nations?

About the Assessment

Like Connections to the Philippine-American War, this assessment gauges students' knowledge of the past. Rather than measure whether students can simply recall decontextualized facts, this assessment requires students to make connections across time and construct an argument about how events are connected. Students with a strong sense of the past will be able to explain that the League of Nations was established as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I. They will also explain that the United Nations succeeded the League of Nations as an international diplomatic organization at the conclusion of World War II.